Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beginning of "summer"

Painting at the White Center Juibilee

Full Tilt ice cream

Ruby hearts ice cream

ice cream pop art

Ruby also hearts video retro video games

Face painting by the hula hoop girls

Ruby, Lucy, and Otis at the zoo

Making bee bim bop.

Is this a creepy sister wedding?

Peps party

Soccer camp

My little soccer team

The littlest soccer players eating snack.

Soccer craft
Its been kind of a dark and rainy summer so far, but we've still managed to have fun.  We are going to the cabin next week, and I'm hoping for sun!  Pictures to come.

See Claire run

Here are some pictures from my last half marathon.  Kim and I ran together.  I had a cold, so I found it pretty hard.  But, I finished, and there were chocolates at the end (that Ramona and Ruby mostly ate, but still).  I really like having Ramona and Ruby there at my races to cheer me on.  Its nice to see them when I run by, and also I think its good for them to see their mom being active.  Ramona runs "half marathons" around the house, and Ruby chases after her.  Pretty cute.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Ruby is obsessed with the potty lately!  She has even peed in it a couple of times.  Sounds exciting, doesn't it?  Well, for some reason, for a mom, it is.

Also, summer has begun!  Ramona did Zoo camp last week, and she loved it.  I was really pleased with the experience, even though Ramona refused to tell me anything they did.  The counselors were great, and Ramona had no problem adjusting to new people, and a new routine.  She also started swimming lessons, which will continue this week, which are going great.  These are her first lessons, and I think its better for Ramona to start lessons without her parents in the pool.  She loves her teacher (who is actually a younger sister of my brother's childhood friend), and seems to try anything the teacher asks of her.  Not so with mom and dad, of course.

We will be spending some time at the cabin next month, and I'm really excited for the girls to play in the sand, go out in the rowboat, and relax in the cabin.  Here's to summer!